It’s time to take a break

It’s time for me to take a break.

I think my body is telling me I’m doing too much and it’s starting to take a toll on my health.

I’m a ‘yes’ person, a people-pleaser, and I’ll always put you first. That’s not working out so well for me at the moment, so it’s time to take a step back, evaluate and prioritise what’s important and needs my attention first and foremost. Right now, that’s my health.

I’ll still pop in occassionally and check-in. I don’t know about you, but I’ve mentioned that ‘invisible pressure’ I put on myself to keep up with the posts, comments, pattern writting, desiging etc., etc. It’s as if you have a stigma surrounding you, that you need to be ‘on’ all the time, perfect, and post the ‘right’ stuff.

I’m far from perfect, although, I do put a lot of pressure on myself to deliver perfect patterns, photos, posts, so just about everything I do. It’s unneeded pressure that’s not needed or wanted.

Anyhow, I want this to be a wake-up post for you too. Maybe you’re doing too much and need to take a break or hand out the chores for others, get someone to cook dinner for a night, take some ‘me time’ every day (even if it’s 5-10 minutes).

We’re important and need to look out for us. Because if we’re not on our A-game or at our best, how can we expect to look after those that need us? And right now, they still need me (not sure for how much longer) and I need them (forever) so it’s time for a break.

So until next time, (sometime soon)
Happy Hooking!!
Much Love,
Em xxx

11 Comments on “It’s time to take a break

  1. Be safe & well. You and your family come first always. Sending good wishes! β€οΈπŸ’

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  2. Good for you! A long time ago, I used to make handmade holiday cards for about 100 friends and family. It started feeling like such a chore! A friend asked me ‘What do you think would happen if you didn’t send holiday cards? Do you think your friends and family would disown you? Talk behind your back?’ That was a wake up for me, when I realized that of course no one was basing their love for me on whether or not I sent a holiday card. All this to say do not apologize for taking a step back if it’s what you need to do. Be well!

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  3. Take care, stay safe!

    On Fri., 18 Sep. 2020, 7:06 am The Loopy Stitch, wrote:

    > theloopystitches posted: ” It’s time for me to take a break. I think my > body is telling me I’m doing too much and it’s starting to take a toll on > my health. I’m a ‘yes’ person, a people-pleaser, and I’ll always put you > first. That’s not working out so well for me at the mome” >

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  4. We will miss you, hope you Ll be back soon. You are a great artist. πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ¦‹πŸ’œ

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  5. Your designs and work are amazing 🌟 you have given so much of yourself already.
    Enjoy days for yourself and your family very best wishes.
    Jane 😘

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  6. Em, I’d like to express to you how happy I am that you are taking this break. You are an awesome woman who does so many things and does them very well. You need to take a break, for YOU. You have earned it and deserve to have some YOU time. Rest, relax and rejuvenate yourself. Enjoy!

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  7. Stay well, that’s what’s important. Sometimes you just need to stop and breathe, β™₯️β™₯️

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  8. Hi Em, Take care and be well πŸŒΊπŸŒˆπŸ’ Margalit (from Israel)

    Χ‘ΧͺΧΧ¨Χ™Χš יום Χ•Χ³, 18 Χ‘Χ‘Χ€Χ˜Χ³ 2020, 0:01, מאΧͺ The Loopy Stitch ‏:

    > theloopystitches posted: ” It’s time for me to take a break. I think my > body is telling me I’m doing too much and it’s starting to take a toll on > my health. I’m a ‘yes’ person, a people-pleaser, and I’ll always put you > first. That’s not working out so well for me at the mome” >

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  9. i dont know how you do it with a new bub and 2 others to look after enjoy your break

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